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Editors Barrie opens opportunity for local editors and writers

New group's first meeting set for Georgian College, April 5
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BARRIE—Editors and writers will be interested to know that Editors Barrie is happy to announce that its first meeting will be hosted by Georgian College in building K, room 226B on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 7 to 9:30p.m.

Editors Barrie is available to all editors, writers, students and members of the public who are interested in developing their editing skills, connecting with local professionals and are seeking opportunities to attend workshops. Guests are welcome to attend for $10, and parking tokens will be provided at the meeting.

Halli Villegas, an accomplished editor, publisher and writer will be the guest speaker on April 5, 2018 to discuss conventional publishing versus self-publishing. The award-winning Villegas has been successful in publishing for more than 15 years.

Co-founders and coordinators of Editors Barrie are Jacqui Woods-Powell and JJ Wilson, Georgian College’s faculty members. Woods-Powell and Wilson are both excited to provide a network within the Simcoe County and surrounding areas.

Editors Barrie can be found both on Facebook, and Twitter, @EditorsBarrie.

“Editors Barrie aims to become a hub for networking, job opportunities, professional development and friendship among Simcoe County writers and editors,” says Wilson, “it’s more than a virtual water-cooler, it’s a place to meet colleagues and friends, share information and job leads, and talk shop. No one else could love style and editing more than we do".

This opportunity also extends to students interested to be a part of the Editors Barrie.

“What a wonderful opportunity for Barrie and other northern communities," shares Meghan Hampson, a Communications and  Professional Writing program student at Georgian College.